50.13   Fees permitted for a workshop or seminar.
50.135   Licensing and approval fees for inpatient health care facilities.
50.14   Assessments on licensed beds.
SUBCHAPTER II
HOSPITALS
50.32   Hospital regulation and approval act.
50.33   Definitions.
50.34   Purpose.
50.35   Application and approval.
50.355   Reporting.
50.36   Rules and standards.
50.37   Notification to accrediting organization.
50.375   Emergency contraception for sexual assault victims.
50.377   Forfeiture.
50.378   Victim advocates.
50.38   Hospital assessment.
50.39   Exemptions and enforcement.
50.49   Licensing and regulation of home health agencies.
50.495   Fees permitted for a workshop or seminar.
50.498   Denial, nonrenewal and revocation of license, certification or registration based on delinquent taxes or unemployment insurance contributions.
SUBCHAPTER III
RURAL MEDICAL CENTERS
50.50   Definitions.
50.51   Departmental powers.
50.52   Licensing procedure and requirements.
50.53   Inspections and investigations.
50.535   Reporting.
50.54   Prohibitions.
50.55   Penalties and remedies.
50.56   Applicability.
50.57   Fees permitted for a workshop or seminar.
SUBCHAPTER V
CLINICS
50.60   Definitions; clinics.
50.65   Pain clinics.
SUBCHAPTER VI
HOSPICES
50.90   Definitions.
50.91   Departmental powers and duties.
50.92   Licensing requirements.
50.925   Use of name or advertising prohibited.
50.93   Licensing procedure.
50.94   Admission to and care in a hospice for certain incapacitated persons.
50.942   Accompaniment or visitation.
50.95   Rule-making authority.
50.97   Right of injunction.
50.98   Forfeitures.
50.981   Fees permitted for a workshop or seminar.
Ch. 50 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See s. 46.011 for definitions applicable to chs. 46, 50, 51, 54, 55, and 58.
subch. I of ch. 50 SUBCHAPTER I
CARE AND SERVICE RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
50.01 50.01 Definitions. As used in this subchapter:
50.01(1) (1) “Adult family home" means one of the following and does not include a place that is specified in sub. (1g) (a) to (d), (f), or (g):
50.01(1)(a) (a) A private residence to which all of the following apply:
50.01(1)(a)1. 1. Care and maintenance above the level of room and board but not including nursing care are provided in the private residence by the care provider whose primary domicile is this residence for 3 or 4 adults, or more adults if all of the adults are siblings, each of whom has a developmental disability, as defined in s. 51.01 (5), or, if the residence is licensed as a foster home, care and maintenance are provided to children, the combined total of adults and children so served being no more than 4, or more adults or children if all of the adults or all of the children are siblings.
50.01(1)(a)2. 2. The private residence was licensed under s. 48.62 as a home for the care of the adults specified in subd. 1. at least 12 months before any of the adults attained 18 years of age.
50.01(1)(b) (b) A place where 3 or 4 adults who are not related to the operator reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board and that may include up to 7 hours per week of nursing care per resident.
50.01(1b) (1b) “Advanced practice nurse prescriber" means an advanced practice nurse who is certified under s. 441.16 (2) to issue prescription orders.
50.01(1e) (1e) “Basic care" includes periodic skilled nursing services or physical, emotional, social or restorative care.
50.01(1g) (1g) “Community-based residential facility" means a place where 5 or more adults who are not related to the operator or administrator and who do not require care above intermediate level nursing care reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board but that include no more than 3 hours of nursing care per week per resident. “Community-based residential facility" does not include any of the following:
50.01(1g)(a) (a) A convent or facility owned or operated by members of a religious order exclusively for the reception and care or treatment of members of that order.
50.01(1g)(b) (b) A facility or private home that provides care, treatment, and services only for victims of domestic abuse, as defined in s. 49.165 (1) (a), and their children.
50.01(1g)(c) (c) A shelter facility as defined under s. 16.308 (1) (d).
50.01(1g)(d) (d) A place that provides lodging for individuals and in which all of the following conditions are met:
50.01(1g)(d)1. 1. Each lodged individual is able to exit the place under emergency conditions without the assistance of another individual.
50.01(1g)(d)2. 2. No lodged individual receives from the owner, manager or operator of the place or the owner's, manager's or operator's agent or employee any of the following:
50.01(1g)(d)2.a. a. Personal care, supervision or treatment, or management, control or supervision of prescription medications.
50.01(1g)(d)2.b. b. Care or services other than board, information, referral, advocacy or job guidance; location and coordination of social services by an agency that is not affiliated with the owner, manager or operator, for which arrangements were made for an individual before he or she lodged in the place; or, in the case of an emergency, arrangement for the provision of health care or social services by an agency that is not affiliated with the owner, manager or operator.
50.01(1g)(e) (e) An adult family home.
50.01(1g)(f) (f) A residential care apartment complex.
50.01(1g)(g) (g) A residential facility in the village of Union Grove that was authorized to operate without a license under a final judgment entered by a court before January 1, 1982, and that continues to comply with the judgment notwithstanding the expiration of the judgment.
50.01(1g)(h) (h) A private residence that is the home to adults who independently arrange for and receive care, treatment, or services for themselves from a person or agency that has no authority to exercise direction or control over the residence.
50.01(1g)(i) (i) A group home licensed under s. 48.625 or a residential care center for children and youth licensed under s. 48.60 that provides care and maintenance for persons who are in extended out-of-home care under s. 48.366 or 938.366.
50.01(1m) (1m) “Facility" means a nursing home or community-based residential facility. If notice is required to be served on a facility or a facility is required to perform any act, “facility" means the person licensed or required to be licensed under s. 50.03 (1).
50.01(1ng) (1ng) “Immediate jeopardy" means a situation in which a nursing home's noncompliance with one or more requirements under 42 CFR 483 related to the operation of a nursing home has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to a resident.
50.01(1r) (1r) “Home health agency" has the meaning given under s. 50.49 (1) (a).
50.01(1s) (1s) “Intensive skilled nursing care" means care requiring specialized nursing assessment skills and the performance of specific services and procedures that are complex because of the resident's condition or the type or number of procedures that are necessary, including any of the following:
50.01(1s)(a) (a) Direct patient observation or monitoring or performance of complex nursing procedures by registered nurses or licensed practical nurses on a continuing basis.
50.01(1s)(b) (b) Repeated application of complex nursing procedures or services every 24 hours.
50.01(1s)(c) (c) Frequent monitoring and documentation of the resident's condition and response to therapeutic measures.
50.01(1t) (1t) “Intermediate level nursing care" means basic care that is required by a person who has a long-term illness or disability that has reached a relatively stable plateau.
50.01(1w) (1w) “Licensed practical nurse" means a nurse who is licensed or has a temporary permit under s. 441.10 or who is licensed as a licensed practical/vocational nurse in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 (2) (j).
50.01(2) (2) “Nurse aide" means a person who performs routine patient care duties delegated by a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who supervises the person, for the direct health care of a patient or resident. “Nurse aide" does not mean a feeding assistant, as defined in s. 146.40 (1) (aw); a person who is licensed, permitted, certified, or registered under ch. 441, 448, 449, 450, 451, 455, 459, or 460; or a person whose duties primarily involve skills that are different than those taught in instructional programs for nurse aides.
50.01(2m) (2m) “Nursing care" means nursing procedures, other than personal care, that are permitted to be performed by a registered nurse under s. 441.01 (3) or by a licensed practical nurse under s. 441.001 (3), directly on or to a resident.
50.01(3) (3) “Nursing home" means a place where 5 or more persons who are not related to the operator or administrator reside, receive care or treatment and, because of their mental or physical condition, require access to 24-hour nursing services, including limited nursing care, intermediate level nursing care and skilled nursing services. “Nursing home" does not include any of the following:
50.01(3)(c) (c) A convent or facility owned or operated exclusively by and for members of a religious order that provides reception and care or treatment of an individual.
50.01(3)(d) (d) A hospice, as defined in s. 50.90 (1), that directly provides inpatient care.
50.01(3)(e) (e) A residential care apartment complex.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 123 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before December 8, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 8, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-8-17)